The Sino-Russian comprehensive university alliance was established on Sept. 13 in the south China city of Shenzhen.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (2nd R) and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets (2nd L) attend a ceremony to establish the Sino-Russian comprehensive university alliance as well as a forum attended by university presidents from China and Russia, in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
Forty Chinese universities, including Beijing's Peking and Tsinghua universities, and 20 Russian universities, including Lomonosov Moscow State University, joined the alliance, which aims to strengthen exchanges in modern teaching methodology, scientific research, cultural and social activities.
A joint declaration was released on July 5 between Peking University and Lomonosov Moscow State University to establish the alliance.
Nearly 100 university presidents from both countries participated in a forum on Wednesday, discussing topics such as talent cultivation, research cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative.